Students Awarded Northern Scientific Training Program Grants

Congratulations to Marshall Asch, Patrick Houlding, and Jeremie Fraeys de Veubeke who have recently been awarded Northern Scientific Training Program grants to support their Master’s research.

Valued at $2,150 each, the 2020-2021 awards will support travel to and research with the community of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut. Each of the students are working to optimize wireless mobile mesh networks to help bridge the digital divide that exists in the Circumpolar North.

Of course, given current travel restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to support the health and wellness of the community of Rigolet, travel will only take place after the Rigolet Inuit Community Government and the Nunatsiavut Government allow it. In the mean time, the students will continue working remotely as they explore various dimensions of mobile mesh networks.

Marshall Asch

Marshall is exploring the use of mobility models to improve data storage and retrieval in a wireless mobile mesh network.

Patrick Houlding

Patrick is investigating several algorithms to understand the limitations of routing given the number of devices that might be present in the network.

Jeremie Fraeys de Veubeke

Jeremie is investigating the use of machine learning methods to classify nodes given different network topologies.

Congratulations to each of you!

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